Officials say foul play is suspected in the deaths of two inmates at a federal prison in Southern California, which is on lockdown as an investigation proceeds.
The parents of a 19-year-old man who died while being held at an L.A. County jail have filed a wrongful death suit claiming their son, who suffered a mental illness, was beaten by deputies and then received minimal medical care thereafter.
The death of an inmate at the Men’s Central Jail in downtown was under investigation Monday, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The Orange County sheriff’s department says the district attorney’s office will investigate the death of a 49-year-old man in custody.
An inmate at Twin Towers Correctional Facility was beaten to death Tuesday by two other inmates, according to authorities.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has issued a written pledge to address problems at the county’s jails, where reports of deputy misconduct have led to complaints from civil rights groups and an FBI investigation.
An inmate was found dead in her Orange County jail cell less than a day after her arrest on suspicion of drug possession.